Labour / Work permits

Notice from the Embassy of Switzerland in Serbia on work permit / visa scams

The Embassy of Switzerland in Serbia informs you of the existence of fraudulent practices in connection with obtaining work permits and visas for Switzerland. Work permits are applied for directly by the employer in Switzerland, not by the applicant.

The Embassy does not collaborate with agencies. Please note that only the information published on the official Embassy website is valid.

The Embassy assumes no responsibility for information published elsewhere.

Information for foreign workers hired for employment in Switzerland

Admission of foreign workers to an employer in Switzerland is subject to authorisations. The employer takes in principle the necessary steps with the competent cantonal authorities in Switzerland to obtain the required authorisations.

The entry visa is granted only when the requested authorisations have been delivered.

Where to apply for an entry visa for work in Switzerland?

List of authorities competent for your visa application according to your place of residence

Which documents should I submit with a visa application?

Requested documentation to submit with your application for an entry visa for work in Switzerland

Entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

Information regarding the entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

Schengen and your personal data

Information regarding the SIS, registration of your personal data and the authorities or persons who have access to it